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Devlin insists mental and physical wellbeing crucial during lock-down

ANTRIM football trainer Fionntan Devlin feels the GAA has a duty of a care to ensure that players are looked after both mentally and physically during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. As with all sporting organisations, the GAA has suspended activity until Sunday, April 19 and it seems likely there will be a further extension for […]

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Belfast Celtic chairman fears for Intermediate football

BELFAST Celtic chairman Jim Gillen has called on the Irish Football Association to consider their next move very carefully amid fears that Intermediate and Amateur football team might have their seasons expunged. Gillen’s remarks comes off the back of last week’s controversial decision by the English FA to immediately end all 91 leagues below the […]

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Minister Hargey ensures Sports Sector is supported

COMMUNITIES Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA has instructed officials to work with Sport NI and NI Sports Forum to put in place immediate practical steps to support the sports sector. Like businesses, sporting bodies and clubs face an uncertain time with the loss of revenue from matchday and various other sources of income, so the Minister […]

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Relief effort races ahead as SPAR Craic 10k goodie bags go to lockdown families, courtesy of Andersonstown Social Club

For 1700 elderly and vulnerable people enduring lockdown, it’s the perfect way to start an at-home exercise programme — get a runner’s goodie bag without having to even lace up your gutties.  It might sound like an April Fool’s Day prank but the gift bags are real and come from the organisers of the postponed […]

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New partnership for the Belfast Irish Milers meet

THE Belfast Irish Milers Meet in Association with Kinetica will take place on Saturday, June 20 from 1pm-5pm at the Mary Peters Track. The event will be co-hosted by Beechmount Harriers, West Belfast Coolers and the Irish Milers Club, bringing together three huge names of the local athletics’ scene. Eamonn Christie, Race Director of the […]

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The long and winding road for champion boxer Noel Magee built on courage and skill

“Has he quit? Has he quit? He has, you know. Delaney has quit on his stool. I don’t know why, but something is clearly very wrong and against all the odds, Magee has won the title.” (Eurosport commentator, David Brenner) IF at first, you don’t succeed, try and try again. Noel Magee had made four […]

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